I am really enjoying making this scarf...........it makes up quickly and neatly, and both joining as I go, and sewing in the ends as I go, means once it's finished it's done.
I ran out of white yarn yesterday and a quick trip to my nearest yarn shop (Hobbycraft 5 mins away) soon sorted that. I had also run out of a teal colour, and ended up buying these three lovely wool mixes - well, it was buy two get one free, how could I not?!
So I chose the teal, a pale duck egg blue/green, and a gorgeous soft, pale limey yellow - a sort of celery leaf colour, not dissimilar to Farrow and Ball Pale Hound, which I am very tempted to use on some of my kitchen cupboards.
The pretty note pad I picked up from John Lewis.
On the strength of having a crochet work in progress, I am joining in Chrissie Crafts and Ladybird Diaries Bloomin Crochet-a-long! Click on the button in the sidebar or on the links above to check it out, join in and see the gorgeous crochet projects others are working on!
My sewing room tidy-up is nearly finished now, and I am loving crocheting in this calm workspace
Oddments of lace and trims I wrapped round some old business cards.....
various ribbons, trims and a Kaffe Fassett jelly roll......
vintage lace edgings from old tablecloths and some vintage buttons below
I still need to paint both these shelves( housing cushions) to match, probably just in white....although another tall Billy bookshelf in white to match the one we bought last week for this same room (see previous post) would be even better, and provide even more storage!
......and I need to make a curtain to go around the cutting table to hide all the baskets and bags of fabric underneath.....
Last Friday we fought our way through the torrential rain, floods and crowds to see Crosby, Stills and Nash in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, arriving with only 10 minutes to spare (due to a last minute change in travel plans when we found the main road linking to the M25 at a complete standstill, meaning a rush to the nearest station!).
We had great seats, nearly dead centre in the arena 16 rows back - perfect!
Most of the audience were of a certain age, and there was even the occasional whiff of TCP............rather than that other, more potent, smell which would have been present back in the day, masked by the ubiquitous pachouli oil.......
apologies for the poor photos but I couldn't see to set my camera properly, so just had to point and shoot and hope for the best..... sadly hubby is hopeless with his i-phone camera
but it gives you an idea......
When they played "Winchester Cathedral" ( which was amazing ) it started with playing the organ, which was lit up dramatically - it was very atmospheric.
the whole concert was quite poignant, taking us back to our younger and more carefree days with our lives ahead of us and life seemed like one long party.........
Our friend had last seen CSN live in Toronto in 1974!
The guys themselves were incredible - as talented as ever, one in his late 60s and the other two in their early 70's, they rocked the night away..........Our House, Love the one you're with, Teach your Children........lots of old favourites and many new songs too......they are still creating and performing new songs........they seemed to really love the evening.
They played from 8 til gone 11, no support band, and just one 15 minute break.
Hats off to CSN.
We, and they I think, had a ball!